Ms Miglena Peneva > Georgiev, Todorov & Co > Sofia, Bulgaria > Lawyer Profile

Georgiev, Todorov & Co
27 PARCHEVICH STREET
1000 SOFIA
Bulgaria

Work Department

Real estate and Construction, Dispute Resolution, Public Procurement

Position

Partner, Head of Real Estate Department

Practice areas: Real Estate and Construction, Territorial Planning, Concessions, Public Procurement, Dispute Resolution

Career

Miglena Peneva joined Georgiev, Todorov & Co. in 2007. She has graduated from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of Law in 2002 and did a traineeship in the Court of Justice of the European Communities, Luxembourg in 2007.

From 2002 to 2004 she worked as a State property expert at the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works.

She specializes in the area of real estate and construction, territorial planning, state and municipal property, civil and administrative litigation relating to immovable property.

Miglena has provided legal consultancy on complex major projects in Bulgaria – she has been involved in the due diligence report of the biggest real estate company in Bulgaria – Sofia Properties on behalf of Sofia Privatization Agency, as well as advised on the privatisation of the only film studio in Bulgaria – Nu Film Studios Boyana. She currently provides legal consultancy to key players on the Bulgarian market such as AG Capital and the companies from its group, BMF Port Burgas, G.P. Group, Advance Properties, National Association of Property Developers, Bulgarian Posts, etc. In addition, she is the main legal advisor of numerous Bulgarian municipalities, protecting their interests before the court for financial corrections in relation to EU projects.

In 2013, Peneva advised the European Parliament and the European Commission on the acquisition of the European Union’s iconic building in Sofia. Due to the client’s satisfaction with the services provided, she still advises the two institutions on their real estate matters in Bulgaria.

In the period 2004-2020 Miglena has repeatedly participated in the work on drafting and amending regulations, including the State Property Act, the Municipal Property Act, the Spatial Planning Act and the Sofia Municipality Structure and Construction Act.

Languages

She is fluent in English, French and her native Bulgarian.

Memberships

Ms. Peneva has been registered with Sofia Bar Association in 2006.

She is a member at the Bulgarian Assiciation for EU Law since its establishment.

Education

Sofia University, Faculty of Law

Lawyer Rankings

Bulgaria > Real estate and construction

(Leading individuals)

Miglena PenevaGeorgiev, Todorov & Co

Georgiev, Todorov & Co advises on a growing scope of real estate and construction matters, from transactions in land plots and existing property to the development of greenfield projects and dispute resolution. The latter segment constitutes a particular strength of the firm. Miglena Peneva heads the practice and is praised by clients for her ‘excellent expertise and ideas’. She is leading advice to construction company G.P. Group on two high-profile builds, the Jeleznitsa railway tunnel and repairs to port terminal Rosenets. Associate Toma Drashkov  is another key contact.

Bulgaria > Transport (including shipping)

An extensive transport practice at Georgiev, Todorov & Co comprises a full range of services from development of projects, commercial contracts and infrastructure to procurement, implementation of policies and litigation. Clients are drawn from all pillars of the sector – road, rail, air and shipping -, and notably include BMF Port Burgas, Alfred C. Toepfer International and Thales Austria. Regulatory, competition and corporate partner Alexander Pachamanov steers the multidisciplinary team that utilises the infrastructure expertise of Miglena Peneva and recently-promoted corporate and commercial partner Tsvetelina Dimitrova .

Bulgaria > Projects and PPP

Georgiev, Todorov & Co advises companies, state bodies and investors on public procurement, due diligence, planning and development, and construction in respect of infrastracture projects. Notably, the firm is acting for G.P. Group on two significant matters. Leading litigator Ivan Todorov brings his deep public sector knowledge to the team, which is co-led by construction specialist Miglena Peneva.